Student Life

Take Advantage of the Opportunities
Class isn’t the only place where you’ll broaden your mind. Explore dozens of student organizations and activities, and nine NCAA Division III sports. Our Office of Student Development makes sure your campus experience is the best it can be.

College—a 24/7 Experience

Take Advantage of the Opportunities

Whether you’re editing the yearbook, making friends in choir or running for student government, you’ll feel the support of our close-knit community.

Developing a Complete You

Everything You’ll Need to Thrive

Living on Campus

Living on campus makes it easier to forge connections and immerse yourself in student life—and it makes you more likely to stick to your educational goals. 

Getting Involved

What you do outside of class is just as important as your coursework. Whether you love furry creatures, community service, the arts, or you want to build up your resume, advocate for change, or create amazing experiences, there's an opportunity for you.

Student Organizations

Our collaborative, encouraging environment means you’ll find support to pursue activities that reflect your interests. Gain confidence through the Phoenix Leaders Program, perform in plays, join the gaming club—or even form your own club.

Wilson at a Glance

See how the numbers add up to a complete college experience.
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Student organizations and clubs
Whether you’re interested in choir, archery, student government or just meeting other students in your major, there are plenty of activities to choose from.
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NCAA Division III sports
Our student-athletes enjoy both a quality education and the thrill of athletic competition. Choose from six women’s sports and five men’s sports.
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Countries represented
Students come from all over the world (and 22 states) to get a Wilson education.

Student News & Events

Catch up with Wilson’s latest news, upcoming events and faculty and student accomplishments.
Oct
22
2021

Mark your calendar... come celebrate!
Homecoming/Family Weekend 2021

October 22-24, 2021

  • Attend classes, campus activity sessions and tours
  • Cheer on our student-athletes or participate in an alum athletic event.
  • Annual BBQ and Brew picnic
  • First annual cornhole tournament
  • Visit Downtown Chambersburg for the annual Food Truck Festival.
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Registration coming soon. 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oct
28
2021

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Brooks Science Center Auditorium

UPDATE Wilson's Orr Forum on Religion, which had been scheduled for March 26, has been posptoned until October 28,  2021 as part of the College’s response to coronavirus concerns.

Lecture: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Jesus’ Parables as Jewish Stories
Jesus told parables to fellow Jews: recovering that original setting corrects their frequent anti-Jewish interpretations, provides a grounding for better Jewish/Christian relations, and offers new insight into both ancient and present-day ethics.

Workshop: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Understanding Jesus means Understanding Judaism
(A Workshop designed for Clergy, Religious Educators, and interested persons)
This workshop details the popular misconceptions about Jesus’ Jewish context found in sermons and church-based educational curricula, explains their origins, and offers new and helpful ways to read the New Testament.

https://www.wilson.edu/orr-forum

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Oct
23
2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk

Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Race Starts: 9 a.m. Awards: 10 a.m.

Proceeds support Wilson College service-learning experience trips to the Dominican Republic to provide healthcare assistance in local hospitals and refugee camps.

More info at: https://www.wilson.edu/hustle-health

Register Today: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Chambersburg/HustleForHealth 

6:00 AM
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